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Need pic of Child Seat hardpoint (aka LATCH)
Posted 07 May 2007 - 02:27 PM
1) newer car
2) roll my own system
If someone could post a photo of their's I would appreciate it. I beleieve they are standard equipment on all 2000 and newer cars. Should be under or in the vicinity of the seat bottom near the seatbelts.
Posted 07 May 2007 - 06:52 PM
Posted 07 May 2007 - 07:14 PM
Sorry no pix (I've got an earlier model) but I work with new cars every day, and that's where most of the LATCH anchors are...some are also on the floor of the "wayback" part of station wagons, just behind the back seat.
Posted 07 May 2007 - 07:59 PM
Posted 07 May 2007 - 09:52 PM
Nope. It's usually (I'm trying to remember what they look like in Subarus) just a steel loop about 1 1/2 inches bolted to the floor, painted gloss black..nothing attached to it. IIRC on Subarus, there's a plastic cover about 2 inches square, same color as the upholstery, that covers the hole that the anchor resides in. Embossed on that cover is a pic of a boat anchor on a chain. Easily flipped up or removed, revealing the LATCH anchor.
Thanks for the effort porcupine73.
I will look for these on my car and if they are not there I will consider a nuts and bolts solution.
Posted 08 May 2007 - 01:15 AM
Posted 08 May 2007 - 08:14 AM
so does an 2000 obw limited have latch system, or anchors? my 1st child is due anyday now. pic would be awesome.
It should. Congrats by the way.
Posted 08 May 2007 - 11:24 AM
The latch looks like this (metal "D" ring attached to a hard point on the car between the top and bottom seat cushions). When I get home tonight, I'll post a pic from my 2002 that has them.
Posted 08 May 2007 - 09:50 PM
Posted 09 May 2007 - 08:54 AM
Latch2.jpg 44.71K 11 downloads
Latch pics attached. You need of these 2 "Latches" per car seat. I saw a universal retrofit at Baby's R Us a few months ago. However, I bet you can just go to the hardware store and get the appropriate d hook and mounting bolts as well.
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